Liver Can’t Take Alcohol Forever

State of Drinking: Alcohol overwhelms resilient organ | wausaudailyherald.com | Wausau Daily Herald

The liver is an amazingly resilient organ, one of the few in the body that can regenerate itself, like a salamander that can regrow a severed tail. …

…But when exposed to a chronic onslaught of alcohol, the liver can’t keep up with the job of breaking down and metabolizing the poison. Fat begins to accumulate inside the liver cells, and the organ becomes enlarged, causing abdominal pain. ……

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